This was my third year coming to Gloucester from Pennsylvania with my wife and daughter, to visit with her extended family from the area. The owners at the Blue Shutters have never been anything but warm and gracious to us. This year my daughter was greeted with a new small plush toy from Ann Marie as a welcome back to the Inn. The rooms are cozy and of all different shapes and sizes to meet a host of needs for a vacationing family. Breakfast is not too fancy but varied, plentiful, coffee is great. We really feel at home here, a great place to relax, reconnect with family and enjoy some fun at the beach all with a stunning view of Good Harbor Beach (just check out the webcam they have in there front window which you can see on their website).
This year especially, the family's impromptu reunion that started small three years ago at about 18 people, this year grew to 31 one evening. Without hesitation the owners helped us erect a quick rain shelter, gave us pots to cook the lobsters in and when it stopped raining built us a fire outside in the firepit. I don't know of many Inn manager/owners that would have gone to the trouble. We're not family to them, but we sure feel like.
We're booked again for next year; same time, same place. If you can get a room here when you are in Gloucester take it and you'll see what I mean.
- Also Known As:
- Blue Shutters Beachside Hotel Gloucester
- Blue Shutters Beachside Hotel
- Blue Shutters Beachside Inn Gloucester, MA - Cape Ann
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Steps from Good Harbor Beach (#1 Beach in New England 2012). Minutes to downtown Gloucester (America's Oldest Fishing Port) and Rockport. Close to Cape Ann's 20+ restaurants and dozens of shops and galleries, as well as the Rocky Neck Art Colony (America's oldest and continuous operating art colony). Just 55 minutes by car or commuter rail to Boston and less than 2 hours drive from other New England destinations. We're one of the most popular spots on "the island you can drive to" (our section of Gloucester is separated from the Massachusetts mainland by the Annisquam River). ... more less